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Chief Building Maintenance Engineer

Category Corporate Location Irving, Texas Job function Supply Chain/Facilities Job family Facilities
Shift Day Employee type Regular Full-Time Work mode On-site

Chief Building Maintenance Engineer - Irving, TX - Monday-Friday (Rotational Saturday)

The Manager, Facilities Engineering reports to the Regional Director, EHS and Facilities. Incumbent will
be responsible for oversight and management of facility infrastructure and building systems. Role requires
both self-performance of work tasks (hands on) and management of staff and vendors who perform
engineering, electrical, HVAC, pluming repairs, and maintenance duties in support of the facility. Role
also includes responsibility for designing and optimizing facility layout and critical operational systems,
regulatory (building) permitting, work order management, budget tracking, and equipment

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Facility Maintenance and Repairs
• Ensures facilities and grounds are maintained in accordance with relevant regulations,
agency standards, and fiscal consideration.
• Coordinates completion of routine inspections and preventive maintenance tasks for all
building systems, including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC systems: chilled and
hot water distribution systems; steam boiler; air compressor and distribution system; waste
collection and treatment; clean utility- pre-treatment, purified water, water for injection, and
technical gases; electrical genset, switchboards and power distribution; cleanrooms; etc.
• Operates Facility Work Order System and ensures prompt response to building
maintenance requests. Troubleshoots issues and coordinates repairs to ensure
uninterrupted operation of critical infrastructure.
• Maintains accurate records/logs of maintenance activities, equipment status, and repairs
history. Transfers paper copies of building drawing/maps to digital platform.
• Monitors energy consumption and implements energy-saving initiatives, upgrades or
retrofits to promote sustainability and cost-effectiveness.
• Shares in on-call rotation and promptly responds to emergency situations such as power
outages, equipment failure, or plumbing issues. Coordinates with contractor and external
service providers during emergency situations as needed to minimize business disruptions.

2. Compliance and Safety
• Participates in the development of policies and procedures related to maintenance and
• Ensures that all building systems and equipment meet safety, health, and environmental
regulations, including compliance with local, state, and federal codes.
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• Assists EHS with performance of routine building safety inspections to identify potential
hazards and take appropriate measures to mitigate risks and maintain a safe environment.
• Ensures staff completion of OSHA and company required safety training such as Log Out
Tag Out, Confined Space, Machine Guarding, Electrical Safety, etc.

3. Equipment Procurement and Budgeting
• Assists in preparing and managing budget for the building engineering department,
including equipment purchase, maintenance contracts, and other operations expenses.
• Collaborates with procurement teams to assess equipment needs, research options, and
make recommendations for equipment purchases or upgrades to improve production
efficiency and/or cost reduction procedures.

4. Project Management
• Writes project specifications, requests for proposals, change modifications and Capex.
• Provides support in securing approval of required local permits/licenses for engineering
• Participates in the design, automation, and validation of relevant systems.

5. Vendor Management
• Selects vendors/contractors to execute work after detailed contractor evaluation.
• Provides oversight for third party vendors engaged in maintenance, electrical, and
mechanical operations.

Required Work Experience:
Seven plus years of specific plant/facilities engineering experience, including HVAC equipment,
electrical systems, and project management

Preferred Work Experience:
Ten plus years of plant/facilities engineering experience, including HVAC equipment, electrical systems,
and project management

Physical and Mental Requirements:
• Standing for extended periods of time
• Climbing ladders
• Moving safely over uneven terrain, in confined spaces, and on rooftops
• Carrying/lifting up to 50 pounds regularly
• Hearing and responding quickly to sounds
• Seeing and responding to dangerous situations
• Ability to operate a motor vehicle

• Familiarity with building construction and engineering principles related to civil, mechanical,
electrical, structural projects:
o ASHRAE, SMACNA, and NFPA standards
o IMC, IPC, and IBC codes
o Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or Green Globes accreditation
• Expertise in water systems and environmental temperature and humidity monitoring for regulated
processes preferred
• Knowledge of building and Fire/Life/Safety Codes is desirable
• Advanced in Microsoft Excel
• Skilled in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
• Comfortable with Microsoft Project
• Basic knowledge of CAD tools such as AutoCAD

• Strong project management skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills
• Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate work with all levels of the organization
• Effective written and verbal communication skills across multiple formats: formal presentations,
meetings, conference calls, e-mails, and memos
• Ability to manage outside contractors and consultants
• Ability to remain composed under pressure
• Flexibility and agility to modify work schedule based on facility needs, including weekends,
holidays, and on-call

People Leader Responsibility:
• May supervise a team of staff
• Provides indirect oversight of contractors and consultants

Work Environment:
• Exposure to extreme cold or heat – refrigerator units and inclement weather
• Routinely exposed to potentially unpleasant odors
• Personal protective gear required in emergency situations

Travel Required:
Domestic: 10 – 30%

International: 0%

Qualification Fields:
Education Major Required/Preferred
Bachelor’s Degree Industrial Engineering or related field Required

Licenses or Certificate Required/Preferred
Valid Driver’s License Required
Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) Certification Preferred
Certification/Licensure associated with mechanical,
electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering skills set Preferred

Languages Required/Preferred
English Required
Spanish Preferred

While we appreciate and value our staffing partners, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Quest will not be responsible for paying agency fees for any individual as to whom an agency has sent an unsolicited resume. 


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